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accede to pressure

To bow down or yield to pressure from an outside force, especially as regards a political, business, or military action or decision. Congress was forced to accede to pressure from the public and abandon its proposal to increase taxes.
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accede to something

 
1. to agree to the terms or demands that someone has stated. We cannot accede to your demands.
2. to assume a position of power or authority; to begin serving in one's official capacity. She acceded to the office of mayor in January.
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Prior to the passage of the draft as a whole, a separate vote was also taken on operative paragraph 9, which stressed the fundamental role of the NPT in achieving nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation and urged India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to it as nonnuclearweapon States promptly and without conditions and to place all their nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards.
However, Pakistan used force to get Kalat, which is most of modern Balochistan, to accede to the new unit.
Thirty-four governments made pledges to accede in 2011 and 40 per cent of those will have so far been implemented.
Concurrently, the AfDB is seeing to it that the Gulf countries grant their guarantee to Tunisia to help it accede to the Bank's loans, according to Trifa, "it is the first time with countries as Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates which have already agreed to the proposition in principle, but demand in exchange, that this operation will be based on the win-win principle, requiring that Tunisia offers advantages to their investors.
PCHR calls upon the Palestinian leadership to reject the Israeli and international pressure and immediately accede to all international instruments and mechanisms related to the protection of human rights in times of war and peace, especially the Rome Statute, in order to guarantee the achievement of justice and remedy for all Palestinian victims, against whom Israeli forces committed crimes, and to end impunity, which Israeli criminals enjoy.
At the general discussion of the United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC), Egyptian Ambassador to the UN, Moataz Ahmadein Khalil, denounced on behalf of the Arab Group the Israeli refusal to accede to the Treaty.
ASEAN foreign ministers are to adopt new guidelines for accession to the treaty during their meeting in Thailand, including a plan to introduce a ''flexible moratorium'' on partners that wish to join, fearing that letting more countries accede to the treaty might slow down the decision process.
If there is a silver lining in the gentlemen most likely to accede to the thrones of television political evangelism, it is that their ideas are just as extreme and bizarre as the current crop entertains.
Her only motive was a sense of duty, for as a wife she believed herself bound to accede to her husband's wishes.
Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Thursday welcomed France's willingness to accede to ASEAN's nonaggression pact known as the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.
The council has spoken clearly with this 13-2 vote, and I'm going to accede to the will of the council.
The bank's statement comes after the accession to the treaty by Malaysia, as Malaysia became the required eighth country to ratify or accede to the treaty and the related aircraft protocol.
People who wish to honour an individual often set aside personal preferences to accede to the family's desires.
However, Eriksson's willingness to accede to a request from the Manchester United boss is likely to frustrate other managers.